May 22, 2018

Tricot's Potage

tricot is, and has been, my favorite band for quite some time now. This new single and music video is.. well. The music video is great, love the feel and style. The song itself hasn’t stuck in my head straight away like Melon Soda did a year ago. I do really like it towards the end though, and I think it’ll grow on me. Looking forward to the EP being released here in the EU.

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May 18, 2018

Oh, Topshelf Records got Potage for pre-order today!

May 16, 2018

UILabel With Padding

Sometimes you want to add padding to a UILabel. But doing so requires a parent view that adds the actual padding. This subclass fixes this by adding a property for edgeInsets and takes care of the necessary overrides to deal with the layouts. I haven’t run in to any issues with this. Let me know if you use it and improve it! // MIT License applies. import UIKit /** A `UILabel` subclass that provides a way of adding padding to the label.

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May 16, 2018

I’m spending an inordinate amount of time getting a UILabel subclass to correctly render a multiline label. This is not a problem in web programming. Auto Layout has been great, but we’re far from Nirvana.

May 15, 2018

Tweetbot 3 for Mac is out! Looks great.

May 14, 2018

objc.io's App Architecture Book

The fantastic folks over at objc.io are almost done with their book on iOS App Architecture. I got the early access program and must say that the book is shaping up to be really interesting. Last week they released the videos accompanying the book, that you get access to if you pay a little extra. I’ve watched a few of them so far and they’re really, really great. Highly recommended for anyone who does iOS programming.

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May 11, 2018

I also need to practice patience. Most posts that I write on this blog are posted within minutes after being “done”. That’s not what I should do. Letting a post simmer for a day or two would probably improve overall quality and help me make my points more succinctly.

May 11, 2018

Got rid of the Google font. Improved performance and privacy in one commit!

May 11, 2018

Kneejerk Opinions

I was going to link to this back when I heard it. But the episode had some propagation issues and I promptly forgot about it. Anyway, I got reminded about it today when talking to my mom. You really owe it to yourself to listen to this episode of The Menu Bar, Going Where the Conversation Isn’t. It’s an interview with Robin Hanson where they talk about the hidden motives behind our actions as human beings.

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May 3, 2018

I rarely hear iOS devs talk about state restoration. It is such an undervalued feature for the development process. Being able to build and run and directly be at the view, configured for the right state, I need to test is ace.